Movie Discussion: Mario Bava’s Twitch of the Death Nerve [Ecologia del delitto] (1971)

Monthly Theme: Video Nasties The Film: Twitch of the Death Nerve Alternative titles: A Bay of Blood, Blood Bath Italian title: Ecologia del delitto Alternative Italian title: Reazione a catena Country of origin: Italy Date of Italian release: September 8, 1971 Date of U.S. release: May 3, 1972 Studio: Nuova Linea Cinematografica Distributer: Hallmark Releasing […]

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Movie Discussion: Ruggero Deodato’s Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Monthly Theme: Video Nasties The Film: Cannibal Holocaust Country of origin: Italy Date of Italian release: February 7, 1980 Date of U.S. release: July 11, 1980 Studio: F.D. Cinematografica Distributer: Transcontinental [dubbed] Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $100,000 (estimated) Director: Ruggero Deodato Producers: Franco Di Nunzio & Franco Palaggi Screenwriter: Gianfranco Clerici Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Sergio […]

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Movie Discussion: Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Feast (1963)

Monthly Theme: Video Nasties The Film: Blood Feast Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: July 6, 1963 Studio: Friedman-Lewis Productions Distributer: Box Office Spectaculars Domestic Gross: $4 million Budget: $24,500 (estimated) Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis Producers: David F. Friedman, et al. Screenwriter: Allison Louise Downe Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Herschell Gordon Lewis Make-Up/FX: Allison […]

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Movie Discussion: Meir Zarchi’s I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

Monthly Theme: Video Nasties The Film: I Spit on Your Grave Alternate title: Day of the Woman Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 22, 1978 Studio: Cinemagic Pictures Distributer: Cinemagic Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $650,000 (estimated) Director: Meir Zarchi Producers: Meir Zarchi and Joseph Zbeda Screenwriter: Meir Zarchi Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Nouri Haviv Make-Up/FX: Beriau Picard and Bill Tasgal Music: ? Part of a series? No, but […]

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Movie Discussion: James Cameron’s Aliens (1986)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: Aliens Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: July 18, 1986 Studio: Twentieth Century Fox, et al. Distributer: Twentieth Century Fox Domestic Gross: $85.1 million Budget: $18.5 million (estimated) Director: James Cameron Producers: Walter Hill, Gale Anne Hurd, et al. Screenwriter: James Cameron Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Adrian Biddle […]

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Movie Discussion: John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: The Thing Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: June 25, 1982 Studio: Universal Pictures & Turman-Foster Company Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $19.6 million Budget: $15 million (estimated) Director: John Carpenter Producers: Stuart Cohen, et al. Screenwriter: Bill Lancaster. Adaptation? Yes, of the 1938 novella Who Goes There? […]

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